This striking tumeric yellow ceremonial cloth was woven in Sintang, Western Borneo by the Dayak Desa tribe.
It can be used in all your sewing project, soft furnishings, as a blanket, throws or wall hanging.
It is perfect for the eclectic and bohemian interior.
▪︎130cm x 192cm (51" x 76")
Woven in two pieces and joined in the middle to form a bigger piece.
▪︎natural dye, tumeric
▪︎woven in Sintang, Borneo by Susana, 53 yrs old
This ceremonial cloth was woven using the ikat method. The word comes from a Malay word meaning 'to tie'. The yarn are being tied or bound first, as a form of resist, in the desired design and then dyed before being woven into textile. Hence the frayed look in the motifs typical of ikat fabric.
In 'tiang langai uwi' motif which is a pillar made of bamboo in rumah betang (long house) of the Dayak tribe in Kalimantan, representing strength and constancy.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and different viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.